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woman: the following program is an original proroduction of linktv. narrator: next up, an all new motherers day spececial. being g a new mom m is rewardidg and challenging, but what extra burdens do mothers in pooror countries faface? come take a tour of the world's best and worst places to be a mom in this new rereport from "save thehe children" and viewchange.org. man: "viewchange" is about people making g real progress in tackling the world's toughest issues. can a story change the world? see for yourself in "viewchange, the mothers index." narrator: you've heard the term lottttery of b birth. more often t than not, children
born in rich countries win it, while those in poor countries lose. a child's life expectancy, health, education and so much more hinges on where he or she happens to enter the world. but there's also a lottery of motherhood, and expectant moms in developing countries are facing the toughest odds. every year more than 350,000 women die from c complications of pregnancy and childbirth, most simply because they don't have access to basic delivery care. and the riripple effect is d dramatic. whwhen a mother dies, her children arere more likely t toe poor, more likely to die before the age of five, or to drop out of school if they survive. but private aid groups and governments are working hard to change the odds in t the lottery of motherhood. in sierra leone, a place that "s"save the children" ranks s as one of the very worst places to be a mom, a new government
hospital in the capital of freetown services a population of over 400,000 people. ibraham thorlie: good afternoon. narrator: though the hospital is severely understaffed, it is not the only reason so many people are dying. [ibraham t thorlie] narrator: and often, those patients who come too late are very close to death. [ibraham thorlie] narrator: : rather thahan watchg their patients die, many doctors s and nurseses like reba pay for r the worst cases s from theieir own small sasalaries.
narrator: so where are the best and worst places to be a mom? for its state of the world's mother's report, "save the children" studied 164 countries and compiled a mothers index. at the top of the index, women have what they need to thrive: excellent medical services, plenty of skilled health workers, and opportunities for education and advancement. but the gap between the top and bottom-ranked countries is stark. at the bottom, one in three children suffers from malnutrition and one in 30 women will die from pregnancy related causes. and how does the united states stack up? number 31. america's maternal mortality is the highest of any industrialized nation. but the study is also clear about solutions that work,
and the very best solution for helping moms and children: more health workers on the front lines. the equation is simple. more doctors, more midwives and community health workers means more mothers and children surviving childbirth and the early years of life. nowhere is this more clear than a place like nepal, which is ranked 133rd on the mothers index. this "viewchange" short film from "living proof" tells the story. [boyininging
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narrator: don't go away. when we return, one country's child health success story that has the rest of the world taking n notice. narrator: if there's one overwhelming success story in maternal and child health, it can be found in malawi, where almost half the country, 40%, lives in poverty. but for years, the government has been investing in all sorts of new plans for life-saving care. the result? the number of dedeaths in children undnder five has been t in half over the past 20 yeaear. malawi's striking results are strongly linked to efforts on the ground, house by house, community to community, to give
man: my naname is laititom chawa and i have six grandchildren. i was born at homeme in 1948. in previous days, pregnant moththers were using unsafe methods.s. some would have e their babies in g grass huts.s. after gigiving birth, they w wod leave babieses on the grground in the cold.d. we didn't know b better. we had a l lot of deaths. one day, hospipital workerss asasked us to o be a partt of the agogo progrgram.
deaths have decreased, diseases have decreased, and d life has improved. i am very hahappy becaususe if the student fails, you are not a good teacher. i see fruits of whwhat i teachc, and i'm proud that i am a good teacher. narrator: accessss to healthcare isn't the whole story, of course. helping women must include
an investment in education. in rural bangladesh, communities are learning the real value of empowering women. this film from "save the children" shows that giving girls a voice can be the most powerful solution of all. woman: shilpi's father died when she was very young. her mother worked as a maid to support shilpi and two younger
sons. she earned only enough to feed them one meal a day. when "save the children" started the "girls' voices project" nearby, shilpi joined. she met with other teenage girls to build self confidence and learn new skills like making a budget and saving money. shilpi realized she could help support her family even without working outside the home. she started her first business weaving mats.
narrator: around the world, communities are coming together not only to save the lives of moththerand childrenen, but toto improve them, to give women real opportunities to change the courses of their l lives. basic hehealthcare can solve the most urgent crcrises, but a bigger sea change, one that empowers women to lelearn, to marry later, and to decide when to have children will
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man: like what y saw? th visit vwchange.g, link tv's brand-new multimedia website. watch over 200 stories aboutut new solutions to the developing world's biggggest challenges, get invovolved with the e issue, share ththe stories th friends, and help change e the world all at viewchange.org. narrator: to read the full 2011 state of the world's mother's report and to learn more about "save the children," visit savethechildren.org.
woman: the following program isis an original productioion of linktv. narrator: next up, the true story of a girl who justst wants to go to s school and d has to change the minind of her entiree villllage to do o it. an awardrd-winning a animation d other short films from linktv's "viewchange" film contest. man: "viewchange" is about peoplele making real progress and tackling the world's toughest issues. can a story change the world? see for yourself in "viewchange, crosossing the gender r gap." narrator: compared with men, the lives of women are so often hidden behind the walls of tradition, poverty, and isolation. compared with men, the stories of women so often of women so often just aren't told.